Sunday, November 22, 2015

And so the story goes..............................

Not that it helps me one bit - but I do remember more about my sequence of events with the camera.  I remember wanting to tidy up my office and there was one quilt that I wanted to take a picture of - so I could show you!  Trust me - you'll get a kick out it.  So I took the pictures and then laid the camera on the corner of my desk.  That's why it was on the corner of the desk.  Then I moved it to my chair when I stepped out.

I must have taken it from the chair to get the photos in the back later in the day.  I bet I left the camera on the work surface and someone probably just tucked it underneath the shelf rather than bringing it to me or moving it to another visible work surface.   I know - I've only myself to blame. Let's hope it surfaces tomorrow.

Now here is another twist to the story.   Here is DIRECT QUOTE from my blog yesterday.......   This was concerning the new point and shoot that I had bought several years ago and never used. Remember - I knew where the box was, but there was no camera in it.

"Now if M was here - I would have woken her up and accused her of taking my camera. I doubt that she would have  - no reason as she also has a good quality digital camera - I am just saying that to tease her."

GUESS WHAT - turns out that as M is reading my blog - she looks at the point and shoot that she has in her possession - OH - I guess this is the camera Mom is talking about.  She told her father that I gave it to her - if I did - I would remember. I mean - really?????   If I know where the box is - I would know if the camera is in the box or not.  And I would certainly remember giving it to her.  No worries - I wasn't using it - just would have been super handy this weekend - but that is one of the main reasons that I am glad that M has moved out.  I will know where things are and if I can't find them - it is only my fault. And thank god she told me or I would have been ripping the house apart yesterday to find something that wasn't here. I wonder how many others things of mine that she has????????   Just sayin........................

Case in point - I could NOT find the charger for my video camera either.  In my frantic search yesterday - I found the charger in a bag of stuff that she had given to me that she found in her room that belonged to me.  Rather than putting it back where it belonged - it all got shoved into a bag for Mom to deal with.   Oh yes - my life is going to be so super stress free in the future!!!!!

I did find the battery charger to the old point n shoot so hopefully between that (my camera reader on the computer doesn't like the cards which is why I stopped using those little point n shoots) and my phone (which means I have to e-mail the pictures to my computer) - I hope to get the blog pictures up today (it's for QUILTSocial and there is a DEADLINE - not even a fake deadline - the pictures HAVE to be up by Monday AM - no delays are allowed as the blog has to go live on Tuesday AM and the pictures have to be reviewed!!!!!)   so you see why the panic!!!!

I even contemplated buying a new camera - I know!  Everyone thinks I am nuts - but I was considering a new camera because mine is so crapped out.  It is super sturdy, but it does need a good cleaning - it's been banged around in the handle bar bag of my bike for thousands of KM.  In the rain and wherever else. It would be good to have one GOOD camera for "work" stuff and one to just knock around with. And then there would be a backup should I do something stupid again. I even went so far as to go to Henry's - I arrived at 5:08 - they closed at 5:00.  Is that a sign?????

Well - enough about the damn camera business - I did take some photos with my cell phone for today.

Trying to get some order into the studio. It is going to be a disaster until after the holidays.  But I'm OK with that. Yesterday I managed to get the rest of the border fabric that I needed to finish off a quilt that I was working on at the retreat.  I think you have seen this - it's the tiles. But you haven't seen it with the borders on. I was missing a half meter of the outside border.  Now it's on!!!!

Finished quilt top!!!!
It's all Northcott fabric (Artisan Spirit - Shimmer - Emerald) and in the event that I want to have a Northcott trunk show or just to hang in my office - I would like it to be all Northcott.  Since I used to be a Northcott customer - there is a LOT of backings to choose from in my stash. A LOT!!!!!   I found this green - what do you think???

Good enough for me!  
 There was a HUGE whack of this pretty green so it got chopped up and made into a backing - with enough for another backing.

Backing, binding done - quilt now ready to be quilted

HA - I laughed when I put that quilt in the "to be quilted" pile.  That pile just gets bigger and bigger.  I hope in the new year that I can start to tackle some of my own quilts.  We'll see.

I was so disgusted with the mess in my office (which is the dining room that we have NEVER used as a dining room in 12 years) that I decided that today is the day.  While there are several work surfaces in the room - there is NO room on any of them to actually do work.  I removed EVERYTHING from the table. Then I placed the most urgent things on the table or things that I could easily deal with. Then throughout the day - I went and did a task or two.  It is going to take a long time to get through all this mess - but if I don't - well I could just scream!!!!   I guess I could just toss most stuff without looking at it, but I CAN'T do that.  It is so against my nature.  I will try - I will seriously try to break myself of that habit. But if I deal with somethings every day - I am sure that I can work my way through it.  Some days it might be only one thing - other days it might be 100, but I  must deal with something every day.

Pile of crap to deal with!!!!!

I know that I have said it before, but if I could only get it tidyied up - then imagine just having to deal with one or two things each day instead of this huge mess.  It's like our kitchen. It was a HUGE chore to do anything in that kitchen because of the mess.  And if you cleaned up - it got messy very quickly and NO ONE would take responsibility.  Now that issue is solved and the kitchen practically keeps itself tidy.  I love it!!!!!    I have a few things in the office that belong in the kitchen - two bags of recipe books that no one uses since they have been there for 10 months.  I will go through them - pick out one or two books and the rest will either be donated (as if the donation places want them) or tossed.

I can safely put the rest of the utensils back in the kitchen and in the spring - I will empty the kitchen again and try to eliminate more stuff now that M is gone. Since we don't cook much - and certainly never bake - there is NO NEED for any of those items to be in the kitchen.

Oh yes - this is going to be fun!!!!!  

As I was tidying up the pantry - NO - I was looking for camera stuff that is partially stored in the kitchen pantry - I found a BRAND NEW toy for Little Sammy.  So I gave it to her  - a cute squirrel. She loved it!  Since she is too old to chase real squirrels - she can have fun with this one.

Little Sammy and her new squirrel

So you know my orange running shoes.  Many times I get asked where I bought them or what brand they are.  You know - I can't see the brand name on the darn running shoes. Now if I was in the know - I would realize that there is a swoopy symbol on them that stands for Saucony.  I never knew that, but I found the box in my office.  I think they need to do better branding before they take their name off the shoes. Seriously - I had no idea what brand they were.

Box for running shoes
 But if you google Saucony orange running shoes - that is what you get. MY SHOES!!!!!

Saucony orange running shoes!!!!!

I was at Sew Sisters yesterday and had to take pictures with my cell phone which I will share with you later.  But look what I found.   This gorgeous fabric is a Philip Jacobs and it is to die for.  (Yes - I know it is competitor's fabrics - get over it!)  It is so bright my eyes went weird after looking at it.  I LOVE it - I bought 6 repeats (just in case). Not sure what to do yet - but it will have to be toned down by some solids for sure!!!!

Gorgeous print by Philip Jacobs

Decided to go to a movie last night. Not just any movie theatre either - but VIP!!!!   We've never gone before but thought we would try it out.  First we walked into the regular theatre having no clue where to go. Then we were personally escorted through the emergency exit doors to get into the VIP part of the building.  Same building - two DIFFERENT entrances.  We decided to have dinner before the movie.  I was quite impressed with the food - very spicy which I liked and the salad was excellent. Then we grabbed our alcholic beverages and moved into the threatre to our reserved seats.

Inside the VIP threatre

OK - I wanted to stand up and take a picture, but thought that was too geeky to do, so I quietly snapped this shot.  HEY - that's not the movie playing - just the trailers.  We enjoyed the experience very much. Although I'm not sure that I would pay that for every movie I went too. But we spent about $120 for two for dinner, drinks and a movie which isn't that bad considering that we had a nice meal, beer and wine, not popcorn and pop (which we never drink).   And we spend close to that for dinner out - so not much more and we get a movie as well.

The only thing that was annoying were the people in our row.  The servers were constantly passing us as they served the 6 people to my right.  Even when the service stopped while the trailers were on - these people had ordered stuff that had to be delivered. Since it was during the trailers - it wasn't the end of the world, but it was annoying. Next time - sit on the OTHER side of the theatre since they serve from the side we were on!!!!

We watched Spectre - OK - I am of the clueless kind in a movie - I go for the action. If I am to figure out or recognize a face or god forbid recognize a clue from ANOTHER movie - nope - not going to happen.  So there was a lot of action in this movie, but it was also a slow movie - just like the title song!!!!

And now today it is back to some serious work. For breaks - I get to sort and organize!!!  Yippeeee - my kind of day.

On that note - have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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